I have a small pond about 25' across at the widest point and maybe 40' long that I plan to dredge to be about 3 or 4 feet deep (currently about a foot deep of muck as I have it mostly drained). It is spring fed and has clay soil, moderately exposed on the Northeastern side and shaded by wetlands the rest of the way around. I am looking to make use of the land and I am open to suggestions. Predatory animals are an issue, so I pan to fence in the area. I plan to let the spring and rains fill it and then have a drain on the southern end to control the level. I have a very old, but solid, coop that is about 5 to 7 yards away that could be used for housing. Any ideas or suggestions is appreciated.